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    Mississippi’s HB 1523, Set to Go into Effect July 1, Permits Discrimination Against the State’s LGBT Population of More than 60,000

    For Immediate Distribution June 23, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Federal court in Mississippi hearing challenges to the law this week. LOS ANGELES – Mississippi’s House Bill 1523, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016, permits state officials, healthcare professionals, schools, employers, and wedding service providers to discriminate against LGBT people …

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    Weddings by 123,000 Same-Sex Couples in the Last Year Boosted National Economy by Over $1.58 Billion

    For Immediate Distribution June 22, 2016 Contact: The Williams Institute, williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu, (310) 267-4382 Wedding spending generated $102 million in state and local sales tax revenue LOS ANGELES—Marriages by same-sex couples have generated an estimated $1.58 billion boost to the national economy and $102 million in state and local sales tax revenue since the U.S. Supreme …

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    Laverne Cox, star of “Orange Is the New Black,” and Shannon Minter, nationally renowned civil rights attorney, to be honored at second annual uniTy Reception for Transgender Health, Research and Rights

    For Immediate Distribution June 16,2016 Contact: Hamid Jahangard, jahangard@law.ucla.edu, (310) 794-5192 The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law brings together community leaders, students and philanthropists to support data collection on gender identity. LOS ANGELES — On June 19, 2016, the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law will host the uniTy Reception to honor Laverne …

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    HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

    Press Release
    May 11, 2016

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    Interactive: LGBT and Same-sex Couple Demographics

    Click here for the full interactive graphic of LGBT statistics in the US.

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    Washington State Ballot Initiative Restricting Restroom Access Would Put $4.5 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

    Press Release
    May 5, 2016

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    North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Puts $4.8 Billion in Federal Funding At Risk

    Press Release
    May 4, 2016

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    HIV service providers support many legal needs despite few resources, new study shows

    Press Release
    April 19, 2016

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    The Scientific Debate Over Same-Sex Parenting Is Over

    Slate Outward
    April 14, 2016

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    Equal Pay Day Is Nothing To Celebrate

    Curve
    April 13, 2016

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    Social Conservatives Try New Tack With State-Level Efforts on Religious Freedom

    The Wall Street Journal
    April 13, 2016

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    New Study Shows No Differences in Family Relationships or Child Health Outcomes between Same-sex and Different-sex Parent Households

    Press Release
    April 11, 2016

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    How ID Laws Disenfranchise Transgender Voters

    CityLab
    April 1, 2016

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    For trans Americans, changing your name can still be a matter of life or death

    Quartz
    March 31, 2016

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    Strict Voter ID Laws Impose Added Costs for Transgender Voters

    Press Release
    March 31, 2016

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    Hope Springs in the South

    Advocate
    March 28, 2016

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    How the simple act of peeing became political in the United States

    Quartz
    March 25, 2016

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    GOP Wants Men to Use Women’s Bathrooms

    The Daily Beast
    March 24, 2016

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    Transgender people who are sexual minorities are more likely to be harassed, new study shows

    Press Release
    March 22, 2016

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    Trans Teen: Suicide Rates Rise When Bathroom Access Is Restricted

    The Daily Beast
    March 16, 2016

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